Upset about the inclusion of abortion funding and mandates in the healthcare reform bills currently before Congress, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is blanketing 19,000 parishes across the nation with a bulletin insert instructing the faithful to oppose the bills in their present form.

PelosiDemocrats in the House of Representatives unveiled their version of healthcare reform legislation today.

Medicare fraudMedicare fraud is a $60 billion a year industry, and in places like Miami, Florida, it is actually bigger than the drug trade. The 60 Minutes CBS news program reported this on October 25, saying: “This story may raise your blood pressure, along with some troubling questions about our government’s ability to manage a medical bureaucracy.”

Harry ReidSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced on October 26 that Senate healthcare reform legislation will include a public option that would allow states to opt out if they can provide equivalent coverage.

President Barack Obama granted himself more broad powers late last week when he declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, announcing the decision over the weekend to a chorus of ridicule and fiery criticism.